You may or may not be aware but this weekend of 30th to 31st January 2010 is the RSPB BirdWatch Weekend!
This is an annual event that allows everybody to contribute to the records of the bird populations in the UK by keeping a record of what birds they see during the period of an hour and then submitting their results to RSPB!
It is very easy to do and only takes an hour!
If you have a birdtable or birdfeeder at your house, you can complete the results by watching it for an hour with a nice cup of tea!
Or, if you wish, you can watch the LambWatch webcam for an hour and use that as a focus for your results! There are always birds coming and going on the birdfeeder at LambWatch!
What do I need?
- A nice cup of tea
- A pen
- A piece of pape
- A spare hour during the daylight hours of this weekend (30 and 31 January)
What do I need to do?
All you need to do is watch your bird feeder or bird table for an hour and make a list of what bird species come to visit and how many! If you are unsure about what to look for, here is list of most common species you are likely to see:
Once you are done, simply submit your results online at the RSPB website:
The location of LambWatch is BB18 6LB in Lancashire!
If you do take part, feel free to tell us what you saw and what time of day you were watching! - Have fun!
If you don't want to watch for a whole hour, you can still let us know if you see anything interesting on the feeder by submitting a sighting!